Rapid City, South Dakota 

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Population

73,569

35% Growth

Unemployment Rate

3.0%

Median Income

$46,392

Avg. Home Price

$192,600

Best Places to Live in Rapid City, South Dakota

Small city - Western South Dakota at the edge of the Black Hills
Pros
-Cost of living
-Attractive downtown
-Nearby mountains
Cons
-Harsh climate
-Tourist impact
-Isolation

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What Bert Has To Say About Rapid City Metro Area

Rapid City is a gateway to the Black Hills of southwest South Dakota. Originally a center for the mining and timber industries, the today the city is more reliant on light industry, tourism and the large Ellsworth Air Force Base nearby. That base narrowly escaped closure recently, but the prospect of future closure hangs over the area’s employment picture. The downtown core is a Western classic, with a broad main street featuring a mix of traditional small town commercial establishments and others oriented towards tourists.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: South Dakota
County: Pennington County
Metro Area: Rapid City Metro Area
City: Rapid City
Zip Codes: 57701 57702
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 3505 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Rapid City is 3.0% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Rapid City jobs have increased by 0.52%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Rapid City's cost of living is 1.10% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Rapid City's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Rapid City's population is 73,569 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 34.93%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Rapid City is $192,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.36%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Rapid City public schools spend $9,790 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Rapid City. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Rapid City

It's a good time to buy in Rapid City. Home Appreciation is up 3.4% in the last 12 months. Browse Rapid City Real Estate.

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Reviews for Rapid City   23 Reviews
Not what is Cracked up to be - 5/27/2018
I am stuck here for now. Grant you the scenery is beautiful and not overly populated. Not a city a town. I can from the East Coast. I live in big cities. This is a... Read More

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Nice place to visit, but... - 3/14/2018
I lived in Rapid for a little over a year, but my extended family was from Sturgis. If it weren't for the rally, I'd rather live in Sturgis. Spearfish is also a great... Read More

Its a city - has good points but no thank you - 1/22/2018
Well, I like smaller places and that's just becoming clear to me that I do better in smaller places. So its a city. There are pluses - its beautiful. Really is... Read More


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